Darren's Story

CGU's National Relationship Manager Darren Jones participates in commemorative Gallipoli event.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, 80 surf life saving boats and their crews will take part in a two-day event in Turkey finishing just next to Anzac Cove.

CGU is proud that one of its National Relationship Managers, Darren Jones, will be participating in this commemorative event.

Darren will be representing Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club from NSW and will be joining crews from Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Great Britain and Germany to recognise those who served in the First World War.

 Before he left, Darren described it as a great honour and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“I am extremely honoured to go,” he said. “There are just a few of us who are lucky enough to represent our surf life saving club and community and I am honoured to be able to be able to commemorate this important event in our history.”

The surf life saving event has been in planning for quite a few years and will finally come to fruition this week ahead of Saturday 25 April, exactly 100 hundred years after the Anzacs first landed on the shores of Gallipoli.

In Darren’s team there are six direct descendents from the First World War who will lay wreaths on The Australian War Memorial during the dawn service, and the Mollymook surf boat carries the names of 52 diggers from the Club’s local area, who lost their lives at Gallipoli and the broader Western front.

To support the Turkish Surf Life Saving Association the fully equipped Mollymook boat will be donated to improve their surf life saving resources.

For more information about Gallipoli and the Anzacs click here.

Insurance and Risk  Professional recently covered Darren’s involvement in the Anzac 100 year commemoration, click here.